Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Lawyer

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a prestigious local law firm that defends reckless driving cases in the Petersburg VA Courts. The lawyers of the firm have amassed over 45 collective years of reckless driving law experience and are routinely recognized by various media outlets for the best in legal ability and ethical standards. The Virginia Reckless Driving law is strict. If you have been accused of reckless driving in Petersburg VA, then it would be in your best interests to engage an experienced Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Lawyer for assistance. A skilled attorney who regularly defends reckless driving cases in the Petersburg Courts will improve your chances that you successfully resolve your case. We defend Petersburg VA reckless driving cases every week and know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case can vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances. A reckless driving conviction can negatively affect you in many ways.

CAUTION: A reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to a study conducted by

Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties

Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is classified as a Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal offense and is punishable as follows if convicted:

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Assessment of moving violation demerit points
  • 11 year misdemeanor conviction on the DMV driving record
  • Community Service
  • Driver Improvement Programs
  • Increased Automobile Insurance Rates
  • Potential Employment Problems

Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Client Review

RD/Speeding charge greatly reduced. 5.0 stars Posted by Mary March 31, 2015 Mr. Wells was recommended by our lawyer/judge friend and our friend was right. Mr. Wells has earned his outstanding reputation and his ability to have a Reckless Driving/Speeding reduced to an improper equipment charge was most appreciated. I would refer him as the attorney to see for any legal issues within his expertise.

Experienced Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Lawyers

petersburg va reckless driving cases go before the petersburg general district court on tabb street in petersburg vaThe City of Petersburg is patrolled by the Petersburg Police and the Virginia State Police. The state troopers can usually be found patrolling both Interstates 95 & 85, which join in Petersburg VA. The city police officers typically focus their patrols on Route 460 and Crater Road. The Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision in Petersburg, which states that a person shall be guilty of reckless driving if driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit. We have an detailed understanding of how the police officers gather their speed evidence, present their cases in court, and know what arguments work during trial. You can benefit from our experience. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

Petersburg VA Attorneys Specializing in Reckless Driving Defense

virginia police office writing speeding ticket in petersburg va driver calls his lawyerMotorists who take their driving privileges and future serious want a talented  Petersburg VA Reckless Driving Lawyer representing their best interests. We will examine your case, deploy many strategies during our representation, and use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best possible outcome under the law.  The Code of Virginia has also classified other driving acts as reckless driving from the most general law to racing:

  • 46.2-852 General recklessness
  • 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
  • 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
  • 46.2-855 Driving while view obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane
  • 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad grade crossing
  • 46.2-859 Passing a stopped school bus
  • 46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals
  • 46.2-861 Driving too fast conditions
  • 46.2-861.1 Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
  • 46.2-863 Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 Recklessness on parking lots, etc
  • 46.2-865 Racing
  • 46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
  • 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving

Petersburg VA Reckless Driving 85/35 REDUCED

Our Petersburg VA reckless driving attorneys represented a client who was issued a Virginia Uniform Summons or traffic ticket for reckless driving speeding 85/35 mph by a State Trooper. We investigated the trooper’s evidence and had various arguments prepared to present to the Judge. The client was scared of receiving a jail sentence and of losing driving privileges. We were successful with our representation and met all of the client’s objectives. No jail sentence, no loss of driving privileges and no misdemeanor reckless driving conviction. We convinced the Judge to reduce the allegation to improper driving, a low level infraction with on a minor fine imposed.

Contact Us today for a free evaluation of YOUR case!

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